BHUBANESWAR: Literature is a reflection of classical art. Book reading requires attention and capability to grasp the thought of a writer which is on the decline today, eminent novelist Paramita Satpathy said here on Monday.
Addressing the Young Writers’ Meet at Rajdhani Book Fair here, Satpathy said the writers are opting for easy routes to success which is reflecting on their quality of writing. Good books are hard to find these days, she said.
Though Odia literature has been acclaimed across the State, it is yet to get the due recognition at national level. ‘’I see a ray of hope in young writers and have conviction that we can recreate our past glory,’’ Satpathy said.
Speaking on the occasion, eminent writer Ajay Swain said today we are surviving in an era when writers are running after potential readers to make their books a success, he said.
Young writers’ Meet is an attempt by Sahitya Akademi to reach out to people and encourage them to reading books. The book fair is a perfect forum where a book enthusiast and public in general get an opportunity to hear young writers, Convenor, Odia Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi Gourahari Das said.
The Youth Award by Sahitya Akademi felicitates writers below the age of 35 years with a citation and Rs 50,000 in cash. Besides, under Navodaya Yojana, promising writers who are not able to publish their works due to financial constraints get assistance from the Akademi, Das added.